The New York Times asked 35 major African-American creators from different worlds (film, art, TV, music, books and more) to talk about the work that has inspired them the most over the past two decades. Director and writer Dee Rees selected Wangechi Mutu's 2013 animated video The End of eating Everything.
‘This is the black art that is defining the century. It really jolted my thinking and reminded me of what’s possible when you let your imagination fly. It was a wake-up call to being more fantastical. I remember seeing her exhibition in Brooklyn [her first U.S. survey at the Brooklyn Museum in 2013] and just being completely mesmerized.’
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Image: Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (still), 2013